National Foremen's Association

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1918-42; annual reports, 1937, 1940; agreements; The Foreman , 1922-42 (incomplete); rules.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Foremen's Association was founded in 1918. In 1929, after several years of negotiation, it fused with the Amalgamated Managers' and Foremen's Association. The Association altered its title to the Association of Supervisory Staffs and Engineering Technicians in February 1942. In 1946 it altered its title to the Association of Supervisory Staffs, Executives and Technicians. In 1968 it amalgamated with the Association of Scientific Workers to form the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs.

Reference: George S. Bain, Growth of white-collar unionism.Clarendon : Oxford, 1970; Clive Jenkins and Barrie Sherman, White collar unionism : the rebellious salariat.Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1979.

Conditions Governing Access

Written permission from Manufacturing, Science, Finance is required before access allowed to the records; unpublished material may not be consulted for ten years after its composition; Manufacturing, Science, Finance's approval is to be sought for the publication of previously unpublished material.

Archivist's Note

The archive has been given the classification MSS.79 together with a unique suffix to indicate that it is a constituent part of the papers of the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs (now part of Manufacturing, Science, Finance) . There are several related deposits at the Modern Records Centre and these are listed under the entry for the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs (MSS.79/AS) .

An authority file exists for this corporate body (GB 152 AAR1045).

Custodial History

The National Foremen's Association papers form part of the archive of the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs. The initial deposit relating to this archive was made in January 1975 and accruals are listed under the entry for the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs (MSS.79/AS) .